The Birds of Autumn - November 2015

Art sessions in early November focused on the “birds of autumn" - and there are many birds that play a part of this gorgeous season. 

Amy brought in books and beautiful photos, all of which provided inspiration to Artisan resident artists. Creativity brought forth turkeys, ducks, quail, pheasants, geese, owls, and these wonderful birds were created in a variety of ways. 


Autumn is a magnificent time of year, and a wonderful time for artists to find inspiration. From the pumpkins that are a part of Halloween, to the wonderful flowers that are abundant at this time of year (mums!) - from the colorful changing foliage to the breathtaking landscapes, there are so many artistic topics that our residents get excited about.


The night of September 27 - 28, 2015 is a very special night - when you look into the night sky you will be able to see a blood red, larger-than-life moon projecting against the stars. This harvest moon, or supermoon will also feature a lunar eclipse.  As this will not happen again until 2033, Artisan Resident Artist Amy decided that this would be a perfect theme for some recent art sessions.

Art Therapy, September 2015

This piece was created by Cleo Morschhauser, a resident of Artisan Assisted Living and Memory Care in Middleton, Wisconsin.  Art for her is a coping mechanism, a true therapy to help deal with her husband's progressing dementia. They met when she was 15 and have been married over 60 years.

Summer finale artwork, August 2015

It is the end of summer, and recent art sessions have focused on a variety of different places and items that symbolize summer.....from the beach, to lemonade, to butterflies and flowers!

Summer flowers, July 2015

Artisan residents celebrate the summer season with sessions centered around summer flowers - wonderful, glorious blooms such as cornflowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, clover, coneflowers, and black-eyed Susans. And one of our residents said it all about why these art sessions are so important and mean so much to everyone who participates: “It’s so much better than watching those game shows and soap operas.”


This is the time of year when activities outside are the thing to do – and Wisconsin’s great outdoors includes rivers, lakes, and of course fish. Artisan Resident Artist Amy brought to recent art sessions fishing magazines, books, beautiful photos…..and a real rainbow trout!  The visuals, along with the smells, provoked many memories and some wonderful art.

Wisconsin Vacations Art Session, June 2015

A recent art session focused on vacations, as Wisconsin has long been a destination place. Artist in Residence Amy worked with Artisan resident artists and the sessions focused on the beautiful Badger State through inspiring visuals in books, photos, and postcards.

Blooming Flowers Inspired By the Masters, June 2015

Summer means warm, wonderful weather - including blooming flowers such as daisies, peonies, and irises. Artisan resident artists were inspired by amazing live blooms, along with large colorful photos that included masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and O’Keefe. Stories were shared about family flower gardens, and discussion centered around the types of flowers that people liked and planted in their gardens in the past.